Status: Success


The Fog of Time: SCUL Day '19

For the 23rd time, brave SCUL pilots rode forth into the sodium light of time's misty roads in celebration of SCUL's emergence from the void. After RadMax christened their vexillologically exceptional new ship TRANSGALACTIC to cheers and much appreciation we launched into the night with spirits high and quickly arrived at the Central Luna for snax. With the darkness of the unknown lands south of the asteroid belt beckoning, we pushed on.

Gravity increased as we ventured further and further from the well traveled space lanes, challenging new and old pilots alike as the fleet wended its way deeper and deeper into the suddenly misty darkness that goes by many names. South-of-the-river, JP, or "oh-is-that-in-new-hampshire?".

Pilots felt a deep unease when the water fountain was found to be missing from its post near the nebula JP. Acehole, Vomit, and Fart Noises sprang into action, converting pilots' unease into pun-ease with the chalky outline of a brown-chicken-brown-cow. The fleet blazed forth, punnier and brighter than before, until we reached the gate.

As we entered the ancient Arboretum gate, our lights were dimmed and life support was quieted in remembrance of the times we've passed this way. Also because we had a brief mechanical. The quiet, darkened, fleet launched into hostile space on high alert. Then suddenly, ahead in the dark, we saw what we feared: Waves of light radiating from the helm of a Deep Control Run (DCR) intercepter. Luckily, the pilot waved us on our way with some bemused words, and we proceeded to our objective: THE HILLTOP WHERE TIME STANDS STILL!!

On arrival, many pilots were suddenly and joyfully without spacesuit, running and riding laps in the mist. We stayed awash in mist as hammocks were strung, food was laid out, and layers upon layers were worn for protection from the chill of space. Pastry Queen appeared from the mist with damaged lighting, navigation, and thruster.

We spent many cycles on that hilltop, held close in mist and comforted by the glow of ship plasma. The ghosts of the past and future walked with us and we heard tell of the "Deer Eye Land" radiation, ancient frequency jamming antics, inadvertent in-flight thruster appropriation, safety cone patches, and so much more. SCUL's history came alive as we talked and snacked, napped and shared, and stared out into the totally-not-a-metaphor mist. We pointed out the time capsule deep in its leafy slumber, then set off for home.

As we crossed the bridge in the fresh dawn light of SCUL's 24th orbital, the mist rose again and the wild ocean looked as if we could reach out and touch it. Fifteen tired pilots reached the landing pad, celebrated one last time, and disappeared into the dawn, soon to return.


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Pilot Ship Points Promotion
AceHole Temerity 301.28   Aviator
DrClaw Skywarp 187.272   Ensign
eXceSs Chutes & Ladders 564.472   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Fart Noises Pestilence 304.95   Aviator
Kongzilla Pale Horse 421.427   Aviator
Leotard Trinity 429.971   Chief Petty Officer
Lordmcfuzz Eat My Shorts! 565.827  
Pastry Queen Pamplemousse 197.478  
perilous Saint Christopher 468.609  
RadMax Civilian Ship 140.256   Petty Officer Third Class
Red Squirrel Curb Burner 765.2   Petty Officer Second Class
Rocket 88 345.912   Aviator First Class
Skunk Cloudbuster 706.303   Lieutenant
vomit Jan Brady 457.404   Petty Officer First Class
Wombat Abandon All Hope 405.37   Petty Officer First Class
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Taskforce Pilot
Mission Leader Skunk
Deck Officer Lordmcfuzz
Gate Attendant Red Squirrel
Navigator vomit
Tailgunner Red Squirrel
Com-Sat 1 eXceSs
Tool Bag eXceSs
Flat Bag Lordmcfuzz
Medi Bag perilous
Wookiee Bag Leotard
Ambassador RadMax
Chalk Bag Fart Noises
Still Cam DrClaw
Airlock Kongzilla
Recycler Red Squirrel
Life Support 1 Skunk
Life Support 2 Leotard
Life Support 3 AceHole
Life Support 4 Rocket
Damage Control AceHole
Minister of Zoobs Skunk
Mission Pinner RadMax
Mission Debriefer Wombat
Mission Reporter perilous
Stellar Cartographer vomit
Cleaner Red Squirrel
Compressor Wrangler Red Squirrel

Mission Parameters

Mission LeaderSkunk
Mission Size 15 pilots
OriginFort Tyler
DestinationArboretum haze
Light Years17.950
G-Well Activity3.128
Technical Rating1.228